Embrace The Sun (But Not The Shine) With These 13 Non-Greasy Sunscreens

No icky, sticky feeling allowed

This article was first published on 10 February 2022. 

Sunscreen is important, especially in a tropical country like Singapore because it helps shield the skin from UV rays that in turn prevents premature signs of ageing and skin damage.

However, not everyone is fond of wearing sunscreen due to factors like greasiness, white cast, stickiness, and more. Good thing we found these 13 matte, non-greasy sunscreens in Singapore.

1. Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF35 PA+++

Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF35 PA+++


This unique powder sunscreen is the answer to SPF reapplication without messing up your makeup. The ‘sheer formula’ also ensures that even with multiple sweeps along the day, it won’t cake or clog your pores. Get it here.

2. Pai Skincare Hello Sunshine: Sensitive Sunscreen SPF30


This Pai Skincare sunscreen is just what you need if you’re looking for something lightweight and won’t pill under makeup. It keeps your skin soft and radiant with its mix of jojoba seed oil and mandarin peel oil too. Meanwhile, ingredients such as bentonite keep the shine at bay. Get it here.

3. Hera Sun Mate Excellence SPF50+/PA++++ Face Sunscreen

Hera Sun Mate Excellence SPF50+/PA++++ Face Sunscreen


This sunscreen functions as a sun-protector and a skincare powerhouse in one with its high SPF protection level and brightening and anti-ageing properties. It can also be used as a makeup base because it’s sweatproof and non-greasy. Add it to cart here.

4. Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF50+


This powerful sunscreen has SynchroShield™ technology that strengthens the product’s effectiveness against moisture and sweat. That’s complemented by HeatForce technology that makes the product’s protective veil stronger when the skin is exposed to hot conditions. It also has a ‘functional fragrance’ that reacts to your sweat and keeps you smelling fresh all day. Grab it here.

5. Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF50


Infused with organic grape water, Caudalie’s light and non-sticky sunscreen moisturises and soothes sensitive skin while keeping it protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It’s also enriched with an antioxidant complex of grape polyphenols that helps deal with early signs of skin ageing. Caudalie products are also cruelty-free and marine-safe, which is great for mindful shoppers. Add it to your cart now.

6. Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF30


No matter what your skintone is, you don’t have to worry about this sunscreen making you look ashy. It quickly absorbs, leaves the skin soft, and cools and calms the skin especially when the heat is at its peak. Get it here.

7. Avene Fluid Fragrance-Free SPF50


Powered with Avene Thermal Spring Water, this cooling sunscreen softens, soothes, and protects the skin from irritants. It’s also photostable, water-resistant, and rich in antioxidants, making sure that your skin is well-covered and well-cared for inside and out. Buy it here.

8. FANCL Sunguard 50+ Protect UV SPF50+


This sunscreen is created using nano-technology that provides high-density protection against UVA and UVB, as well as blue light damage. The centella asiatica extract in its formula also helps repair skin damage, diminishes hyperpigmentation, and soothes the skin against irritants. Add it to your routine through here.

9. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk


This Anessa sunscreen is a total steal with its affordable pricepoint matched with Triple UV Defence Technology that promises to perform better when in contact with sweat and moisture. Its Thermo Booster technology also ensures levelled up protection even when exposed to extreme heat. Add it to cart now.

10. Thann Oil-Free Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++


This sunscreen with white tea extract that’s rich in polyphenols protects against skin irritation and free radical damage. Meanwhile, it also has shiso leaves that help revitalise the skin and prevent premature signs of ageing. Did we mention its smooth and gentle texture makes it extra easy to blend and apply? Get it here.

11. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SFP50+ Tinted


If you're looking for a matte sunscreen that also works as a skin tint, this is the one to grab. It's ultra-resistant to water, sweat, and sand and doesn't sting the eyes too. Get it here

12. Holika Holika Makeup Sun Cream Matte Tone Up SPF50+ PA+++


This product brightens up your skin's complexion and preps it for the rest of your makeup routine while keeping you protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also contains soothing properties to keep your skin feeling fresh even under the heat. Get it here

13. Beauty Of Joseon Matte Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++


Formulated with silica powder, this product helps prevent excess sebum production to keep the skin's shine to a minimum. It's also infused with mugwort and camellia extract both known for their skin nourishing and repairing properties. The product can also be worn over and under makeup. Get it here

P.S. Your body needs sun protection too! Check out these body sunscreens that are perfect for SG’s tropical climate.

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